2014 was a memorable year. It was the year we started being able to text 911; the year we lost a comic genius, Robin Williams; and the year we said goodbye to one of our favorite shows, Sons of Anarchy. But 2014 was also a memorable year for the automotive industry, and so we at Mazda of Lake Charles have come up with this list of the best Mazda models of 2014. We hope you agree!
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
We’ll start off with the newest model to be revealed in 2014: the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata. While many automakers choose to unveil their revamped models at auto shows, Mazda decided to do so at a Duran Duran concert, which by itself is incredibly cool. This redesign marks the beginning of the roadster’s fourth generation, replacing the third generation which had been produced since 2005 with only minor changes. We won’t get to see it in person until 2016, but getting a glimpse of it sure brightened our 2014!
The tiny Mazda2 has only been available in the US since the 2011 model year, but it’s already become a hit with American drivers, many of whom are looking for more compact city cars with excellent fuel economy. But it’s not just the US that loves the Mazda2; the hatchback was named Car of the Year for 2014 in Japan, where it goes by the name Demio. In order to win this award, the Mazda2 had to beat out such competition as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the BMW i3. Not too shabby, right?
2015 Mazda CX-5
In 2014, the Mazda CX-5 became a common sight on the roads. The compact crossover appeals to drivers looking for the utility of an SUV without the additional bulk and decreased fuel economy rating. And the CX-5 is getting a design refresh for 2016, although its reveal at the LA Auto Show was slightly overshadowed by the unveiling of its all-new, smaller sibling, the CX-3. However, the CX-5 is easily our favorite crossover of the year, and we think you’ll agree once you see it for yourself!